Alert: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Alert: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) have been confirmed around the world, including in Vietnam, RMIT is continuing to work hard to support our staff and students at home and overseas.

The health and safety of the RMIT community is our absolute priority and we are monitoring the situation closely and taking advice from the relevant authorities, including the World Health Organisation, and we recommend the RMIT community follow authoritative sources such as WHO to remain informed.

RMIT campus closures extended to end of February

RMIT received advice from MOET on Friday 14 February that all schools must remain closed until the end of February, and all students are to stay at home to minimise the potential risk of coronavirus spreading.

Based on this advice, the University’s three RMIT Vietnam locations, Saigon South, Hanoi and Danang will remain closed to students until Sunday 1 March.

Classes for all students are now expected to commence on Monday 2 March, unless there is further advice from the government. Further information about the revised study timetable will be advised shortly and Orientation activities for all new students will now be provided online.

This is a constantly evolving situation, and we urge you to keep monitoring the situation here as further changes to commencement may occur.

Based on the latest advice from the Australian Government on 2 February 2020, we are asking the below of all students, staff and visitors to our campuses:

  • If you have been in mainland China on or after 1 February 2020 (not including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan), please do not return to campus for 14 days after you were last in mainland China.
  • This recommendation does not apply retrospectively. It applies only to those who were in mainland China on or after 1 February 2020.
  • If you have recently travelled through Hubei Province (which includes Wuhan City), please do not return to campus for 14 days from your date of arrival back into Vietnam.
  • If you have been in close contact with a person who has a confirmed case of coronavirus, please do not return to campus for 14 days from your last contact with them.

We are proud of the diverse range of students who choose to work and study at RMIT every day. Led by our values of inclusion and respect, we ask our entire community to look out for one another during this time.

We are continuing to monitor the situation closely and communicate with students and staff as new information becomes available. More resources are available on our student and staff websites.

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15 February 2020